Test Innovators Blog

Where do schools require the ISEE vs. the SSAT?

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • January 14, 2016
You may know about the content differences between the ISEE and the SSAT from our previous post here. But there are also big geographic differences. Schools in Georgia, for example, never use the ISEE for admission, while schools in Texas never ask for SSAT scores. Check out this map to see which states prefer the ISEE over the SSAT (click to enlarge). Read More

America's Prep School Presidents

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • December 9, 2015

Many influential people have attended North America's wide range of independent schools. Six of them have become president! Let's take a look at these prep school Presidents.
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Which SSAT section is most important?

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • November 4, 2015
We get a lot of questions about the particular knowledge requirements on the SSAT, but this one is the most common: which SSAT section is the most crucial to a successful application? And as with any other question, we’ve turned to our extensive data to find the answer. Read More

What is the most important ISEE section?

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • October 27, 2015
Parents often ask us which ISEE section is the most important to a competitive application. It’s also a question we like to discuss with our internal team and with our network of tutors and school administrators. And as with everything else, we’ve analyzed our data to find the answer to this question.

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Video: How to Succeed on the SSAT

  • Posted By: Nora Martin
  • October 15, 2015
See how our SSAT practice system helps students around the world achieve admission to their top-choice schools. Read More

ISEE Success: Joseph and the $100K Scholarship

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • October 1, 2015
Of the hundreds of success stories we heard from last year's ISEE test takers, we were especially inspired by Joseph's. Watch his story below.
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Data Analysis: How our test takers performed by state

  • Posted By: Sam Coulter
  • August 28, 2015
Over the summer, we've been poring over the tens of thousands of data points we attained from our ISEE practice test system this year. We were interested to see how students performed by question type, especially when it came to geographic location. We found that five states were the top performers on all sections of the ISEE, but there were slight variations in their relative strengths. Here is a map of the top five states--New York, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and Washington--by ISEE section: Read More

Where do top-performing SSAT practice test takers come from?

  • Posted By: Sam Coulter
  • August 19, 2015
This is the first in a series of posts where we explore the data trends from our 2014-15 SSAT practice tests. In this installment, we'll see which US states' test takers had the strongest performances.

Performance by SSAT Section

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Did grade level affect performance on ISEE practice tests?

  • Posted By: Sam Coulter
  • August 7, 2015

This is the first in a three-part series of data analysis posts. We wanted to investigate how a student's grade level affected their performance on our ISEE tests. {C}In the first part, we'll show you our findings about fifth versus sixth grade performance.

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SSAT Featured School #1: Pingree

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • July 22, 2015
In our Featured School series, we’ll be profiling some of the schools that use the SSAT as part of their admissions package. We hope to demonstrate the enormous diversity of competitive schools in the US, Canada, and abroad.

The first school we drew out of our hat is Pingree in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Let’s take a look.

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